Amex closes $49.6M private placement for exploration at the Perron gold project in Quebec

Amex Exploration (TSXV: AMX) has closed a $49.6-million bought-deal private placement – the largest financing in the company’s history. The fund will […]
Amex Exploration drills at its Perron gold project in Quebec, where it’s working on an initial resource estimate. CREDIT: AMEX EXPLORATION




Amex Exploration (TSXV: AMX) has closed a $49.6-million bought-deal private placement – the largest financing in the company’s history. The fund will be used to continue exploration at Amex's Quebec gold and copper-zinc projects. A syndicate of underwriters led by PI Financial took up the 10.3 million flow-through shares at a price of $4.82 each. The total includes the 15% overallotment taken up by the underwriters.

“Last year we put 94% of our dollars spent to work in exploration and we have been rewarded with significant expansion of our known gold zones as well as new gold and VMS discoveries on the Perron property,” said Amex president and CEO Victor Cantore in a release. “One hundred per cent of the money raised from this financing will be put into our exploration program to build a substantial resource at Perron."

The company's flagship Perron project, 110 km north of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., has been the site of several discoveries including the Eastern, Gratien and Grey Cat gold zones as well as the Central polymetallic zone. All zones contain high-grade gold. Amex is working to release an initial resource estimate in the second half of the year.

The Eastern zone was discovered in December of 2018 when drilling returned 4.66 metres grading 12.22 g/t gold and 76.5 metres at 0.81 g/t gold near the surface. Targeted drilling in 2019 returned 1.7 metres at 393.33 g/t, 0.8 metre at 39.58 g/t and 0.7 metre at 214.71 g/t gold. The zone exhibits several parallel mineralized zones and is open in all directions along strike and at depth. Gravity and cyanidation tests on composite samples have found overall gold recoveries to be better than 99%.

The Gratien zone was discovered in the 1990s by a previous owner. Historical drilling returned the longest intersection of 18.5 metres grading 2.73 g/t gold and the highest intersection of 1 metre at 138.65 g/t gold. When Amex drilled at Gratien in 2019, it intersected 1.45 metres at 67.52 g/t gold and 2 metres at 14.39 g/t.

The near-surface Grey Cat zone is located between the Eastern and Gratien zones. Drilling by Amex has intersected an area of high-grade gold within a broad zone of disseminated mineralization. Hole PEG-19-80 interested 26.9 metres grading 3.42 g/t gold, including 0.5 metre at 134.16 g/t. These grades have been from 14 metres to 425 metres below surface.

Amex discovered the Central polymetallic zone in March 2013. A gold-rich intersection from 402 to 417 metres assayed 3.48 g/t gold, 23 g/t silver, 1.4% zinc, and 0.1% copper, including 19.07 g/t gold, 102 g/t silver, 5% zinc, 0.38% copper, and 0.13% lead over 2 metres.

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